American Helicopter Society Micro-Air Vehicle Challenge

Name: Nancy Squires
Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
Phone: 541-737-2337
Knowledge Required: If your interest professionally is in aviation, UAV technology or rotary air vehicles, this will be a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with industry technology leaders. The knowledge required is the fundamentals of electrical engineering and passion for aviation.
Motivation: This project will be a collaboration of electrical, mechanical engineering and computer science Capstone students. The project will be mentored and sponsored by Columbia Helicopters.
Description: The American Helicopter society (AHS) International is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to enhancing the understanding of vertical flight technology. The Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge is a competition is sponsored by a number of industry representatives, including Sikorsky Lockheed-Martin, Bell Helicopters, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney. AHS invites student teams to participate in. This electric powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) MAV competition focuses on the form and function of the MAV. Teams compete with unique, innovative and robust VTOL MAV designs and demonstration of best flight and autonomy capabilities. A key part of the competition is system integration of vehicle flight systems and sensors. The competition takes place in May 2018 in Phoenix. For more details:
Deliverables: The design, manufacturing and testing of a remotely piloted quad-copter to compete in the AHS competition is the team deliverable. Helicopters.
Other comments: If you have any questions regarding this exciting project, please contact me.

Nancy Squires, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor, Mechanical Engineering

   D. Kevin McGrath
   Last modified: Tue Mar 6 10:29:08 2018